Cops seize ganja plants found in Frank Sound

| 27/07/2017 | 39 Comments
Cayman News Service

Ganja plants seized by police on 25 July

(CNS): Police seized around 80 ganja plants that were growing in about three dozen pots in an open lot in the Frank Sound Road area following a search on Tuesday morning, 25 July. After the RCIPS received a tip-off from the public about the plants just after 9:00am, officers from the Eastern Districts carried out the search and found the ganja being cultivated on the premises. Police took all the plants but no one has been arrested. 

“We would like to thank and commend those members of the community who contacted us for working with us to prevent the use and spread of drugs throughout the districts,” said Inspector Rudi Gordon, Neighbourhood Inspector for the Eastern Districts.

The seizure and what is expected to be the destruction of the plants comes at a time when attitudes towards the use of ganja are changing and a number of local people are campaigning for Cayman to change the misuse of drug law to enable the legal cultivation of the plant for medical use.

With government having already taken the first step of legalizing the medical use of cannabis oil, local activist Dennie Warren and local businessman Prentice Panton are pushing for government to take the next step to create a medical marijuana industry in Cayman where the plant can be legally cultivated and then turned into medicinal oil and other relevant products.

Warren, who spearheaded the campaign to persuade government to legalize medical cannabis, is also keen to see cultivation and production permitted so that the Cayman authorities can control the quality of the medicine used here and take advantage of the growing international demand before Jamaica corners the market.

Meanwhile, Panton has already established a local cannabis oil brand, The Lion’s Garden, with partner Christopher Nixon, and they are importing the prescription cannabis oil and paste through Grand Cayman’s Health Care Pharmacy. The coconut oil-based line has been designed for the local medical market, but because they cannot grow the herb here they are making the product with experts at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, where it is now legal to cultivate.

The two men already have the land and are waiting now for a change in the law that could trigger a new industry for the island via the lawful cultivation of ganja.

In the meantime, the police are obligated by law to seize and destroy what is increasingly accepted as an effective medicinal plant for a long list of ailments, from pain management to cancer treatment.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hurraaaaaa. Huge breakthrough in the most heinous of crimes…oh wait a minute. I thought we were about to legalize that sh*t??




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  2. Anonymous says:

    Gosh they’re tiny little plants aren’t they?

    The Jamaicans must be laughing at us here. Over there, they grow fields of these trees…




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  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh fa jesus. Solve a real crime….




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    • Anonymous says:

      When they are in possession of Ganga, let them smoke it all. Don’t give them a break, they smoke until there is no more. That is the very reason we have so many mental problems, they walking around like they are on cloud nine and being an nuisance in neighborhoods.




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  4. Whats a Wiz says:

    Sad times at Ridgemont High.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    All that medicine going to be redistributed




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  6. Anonymous says:

    All the stoners are out today…




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  7. Anonymous says:

    Oh well. Better lower the price of duck eggs i suppose.




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  8. nac says:

    Police are talking about taking gun of the street here in the cayman island and when a crime happen here they don’t investigate the crime proper …what about people have bin kill people for they own land …what about lawyer that approving people I’d with out there there and justice of the pice like the one that working inside frank hall aprovin people I’d with out them there in front ..and police




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  9. Anonymous says:

    What would we do with out the protection of the RCIP from a plant… what a joke.




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  10. Anonymous says:

    Legalise and tax…we keep on saying it…its the only way




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  11. TRUTH says:

    Why dont you leave the nonviolent farmers alone. Where do you think “ganja”oil …oh wait srry, should i say cannabis oil to be more politically correct comes from. Weed is becoming increasingly legal around the world. It has never been the direct cause of any deaths every. Why dont you focus on all the coke dealers and pill dealers? How about the curropt customs offciers who assist said drugs and guns being brought in or the govt offcials who use themselves? if weed, srry cannabis was legal there would be less drug boats coming here with illegals, guns, coke, herion etc. N lets not forget politicians kids aswell. …lol . low the farmers man tf. worry about getting rid of all the corruption in this rass island…bunn government they have all the resources to make this island better but are too selfish and blinded by greed.. Mother F the system just a endless cycle of greed and power.




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  12. Anonymous says:

    Smh…leave the farmers alone, where tf u think your cannabis or should i say “ganja” oil comes from?! go look for the coke n pill dealers all those lawyers n politician’s kids..lol ..focus on the guns being brought in…n how about the corrupt govt officials and customs offciers we have? why dont we put less effort into persucting cannabis when its gonna be legal eventually and more effort into eradicating corruption?…To hell with the government Tbh. they know whats real. They have all the resources to make cayman truly better but are selfish. the system. Just a endles Cycle of greed and power. Why do we elect people to live better than us??




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  13. anon says:

    haha what a joke those plants are babies.




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  14. Anonymous says:

    Presume RCIPS have had the wit to check Land Registry records for ownership of the property




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  15. Anonymous says:

    You can’t spell healthcare without THC. FACT!




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  16. Ganja farmer says:

    Let it grow!




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  17. Anonymous says:

    thieves!




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  18. Anonymous says:

    Legalise it for medical use and grow it here to give unemployed people work and reduces the cost of bringing it here from overseas! I am None user but if help with medical issues allow it.




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    • Anonymous says:

      What unemployed do you know will be able to turn in to cannabis farmers?
      Legal production requires skills and start-up capital. Which if they had that (and liked to farm) they wouldn’t be unemployed now.




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  19. Anonymous says:

    god grew it, whats the problem here? Personally. I don’t do it. But alcohol is far more damaging, to the body and society. Than marijuana. lets see….drunk driving, domestic abuse, alcoholism that leads to many other social ills. Liver complications. All proven to be true. Smoke ganja…you get the munchies. Gee…..sounds like ganja is the devil!!!




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  20. Anonymous says:

    Amazing how something that has been here before us and been cultivated by men for thousands of years is a ‘dangerous drugs’ yet all the drugs you can buy from the supermarket and pharmacy without a prescription is ‘medicine’.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Has anyone considered mental health issues associated with cannabis use?




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      • Anonymous says:

        Has anyone considered that some with mental health challenges benefit greatly from cannabis over synthetic drugs with more negative side effects than benefits?




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      • Anonymous says:

        Cannabis use is not associated with mental illness. Cannabis can however magnify pre existing conditions.




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  21. Fordiemention says:

    To deny any plant of growing that has such beauty with abundance of uses is a crime on to itself, and is a meager attempt at control from the less evolved kin.




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  22. Blue Man says:

    A traditional way of destroying it is by burning, so I’ve been told.




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